Friday, September 24, 2010

Hug a comma?

Today is National Punctuation Day. Perhaps you'd like to cook a meatloaf in celebration.

At the Smog Station

This morning starts with a visit to the tune-up place on E. 14th for a smog test. Leafing through grungy car sale tabloids, I come across a note written  in the margin next to an ad for a 1991 MBZ ($10K): Some people will always hate you for the old person that you were, but they will hate you even more for the better person you have become.  Is this a twisted birthday toast, or a therapy group confession? Older person that I am.

Monday, September 20, 2010


The heirlooms suffered in the summer cold; the plum, yellow, and cherry tomatoes went wild. A cure for the common  cold: slice plum in half lengthwise, lay out in pan cut side up. Brush on olive oil; add salt/pepper and dried oregano. Roast in slow oven (250) for several hours, until all is soft and carmelized. Slather on sliced baguette. Be glad. Very glad.


Friday, September 03, 2010


The choice of which vaccum cleaner to get to replace the beat-up one is making me insane.